22 Aug 11 5:53 am
I agree that Elgg is actually a really neat platform and, as what you say, functions like facebook. It is also really similar to how Drupal works.
Using Elgg or not really depends on the purpose of the website. For starting Affiliate Marketers, using WordPress is still the best option for me. Maintaining the contents of the site would be much easier using WordPress compared to Elgg.
Creating a social networking site would be a really big challenge since Facebook is already established and a lot of people are already using it. Creating a new social network account might be more of a hassle to some users. Instead of attracting visitors, it might potentially turn them off instead.
Again, the purpose of creating the website is what we need to consider. For me, Elgg is for the intermediate to advanced users. WordPress is still my platform of choice. Knowing the progress and plans for more upgrades with the platform convinces me that WordPress would still be the choice of many in the years to come.
There must be a reason why the number of WordPress users still exceeds it's counterparts.
Personally, I'm really impressed with what Elgg can do and how it works. I'm actually playing around with Elgg and Drupal.
I've yet to find a popular site that uses Elgg as a platform.
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